By Madisen Tischner
It is known as a grueling, long, busy, stressful process, but in the end it more than pays off. Many scholarships are offered to the winning Sterling Scholars, and Juab is known for their outstanding winners every year.
Ten JHS seniors, under the direction of advisor Krystle Bassett, will travel to the Sevier Valley Center on Tuesday, March 12 to see if their hard work will pay off, literally. Judging will be from 1-4 pm, doors will open to the public at 5, and the award ceremony will be at 7. These elite students have completed many service projects, committed countless hours, and have worked hard for this achievement.
Other schools that will be attending include: South Sevier, Richfield, Cedar Ridge, North Sevier, North Sanpete, Gunnison Valley, Delta, Millard, Wayne, Piute, Tintic, and Open High School of Utah. If you would like a chance to see their portfolios the Sterling Scholars invite you to go and support.
McKinzey Wickel is the Science Sterling Scholar. She is the daughter of Lon and Gloria Wickel. She has volunteered many hours with the Central Valley Medical Center Physical Therapy department and JHS Sports Medicine Club. She enjoys being involved and learning about health sciences and the human body. She has served as the HOSA President, Sophomore class Vice-president, and the Junior class Activities Manager. She loves serving others and being involved in her community.
Sierra Orten is the English Sterling Scholar. She is the daughter of Jim and Cindy Orten. She has had seven pieces published in two separate publications. She has won numerous writing and debate awards and is the two-time region champion in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. She has also placed high at state tournaments. She has an ACT composite of 35 with a high score of 10 on the writing portion. She volunteers at the local rest home, and is currently the National Honor Society vice-president. She has participated in math team, NHS, track, debate and she teaches ACT prep classes. On the side she edits for published authors. She plans to attend the University of Utah and pursue a degree in statistics.
Kolten Kendall is the Social Science Sterling Scholar. He is the son of Dan and Cathi Kendall. He has served as Speech and Debate President, SBO Activities Manager, and Seminary Council Member. He is an Eagle Scout. He attended the Four Star Leadership Camp.
Emily Wilson is the Speech and Drama Sterling Scholar. She is the daughter of Bob and Angel Wilson. She has been involved in speech and debate for three years and have debated at a region level each year. She has been a part of the school musicals and plays including "Fiddler on the Roof", "The Mikado", "Life with Father", "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Our Rotten Town". She has loved every second spent acting. She has worked with kids at Nebo View Elementary in Drama Club. She has been involved in lots of service including visiting the elderly at the rest home, painting the home for Sub-for-Santa and helping the Fine Arts Council put on a show.
Bryana Robinson is the Family and Consumer Sciences Sterling Scholar. She is the daughter of Andrew and Celeste Robinson. She has always loved to cook, sew and crochet. She has been involved in the county fairs and has a talent for the FACS. She has participated in many service projects in Young Womens, school clubs, and personally. She has also participated in 4-H, and is the president of FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America). She has initiated many service projects for "No Kid Hungry", the local food bank, local ambulances and Primary Children's Medical Center. She has been involved in Youth Court, FBLA, GYC, Clarion staff, NHS, HOSA and has also served Juab's FACS teacher as a TA.
Jacob Olsen is the General Sterling Scholar. He is the son of Kirk and Tami Olsen. He has been a Student of the Month, Senior class Vice-President, National Honor Society, has an ACT composite of 29, and has given blankets to Primary Children's Medical Center.
Rachelle Terry is the Dance Sterling Scholar. She is the daughter of John and Mikey Terry. She has choreographed many numbers for the Juab Fine Arts Council as well as acted in them. She also choreographed for this year's school musical "The Mikado". She also played the lead. She loves teaching children of all ages and would love to make a career out of helping and teaching others. She has been a member of the drill team for three years and served as Head Drill Mistress. She has also served as Laurel president, Seminary president, and Drama Club captain.
Katie Davis is the Visual Arts Sterling Scholar. She is the daughter of Perry and Molly Davis. She has been involved in many service projects related to her category. She has helped with Juab Homecoming windows, designed, planned and decorated for junior prom, helped at Nebo View Art Night, created Portraits for Orphans and sent letters and cards to veterans. She has participated in numerous service projects as president of National Honor Society. She has incorporated art into any service project she was in charge of and she loves sharing her talents.
Hailee Garrett is the Agricultural Science Sterling Scholar. She is the daughter of Tyson and Jamie Garrett.
James Spencer is the Trade and Technical Education Sterling Scholar. No information was available at press time.